Our Public Policy Activities

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce advocates for business interests at all levels of government. The Chamber monitors and reviews proposed regulations and legislation, and supports business interests to the media.

Key Public Policy Issues

Key public policy issues include: 

  • Testifying at public meetings and hearings. 
  • Monitoring and reviewing proposed legislation and regulations.
  • Serving on committees and task forces.
  • Supporting business interests to the media.
  • Maintaining a competitive and fair tax climate.
  • Balancing environmental and economic interests.
  • Promoting economic development in Illinois.
  • Improving the technology and entrepreneurial infrastructure.
  • Creating an education system that produces a qualified workforce.
  • Improving our region's transportation infrastructure.

Public Policy Updates

Public policy updates cover policy issues relevant to business as well as actions the Chamber has taken on behalf of the business community. 

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Public Policy Principles

As the voice of the Chicagoland’s business community since 1904, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce is focused on driving an aggressive, pro-active, and principled policy agenda to advance economic growth to improve the business climate of the Chicagoland region for businesses of all sizes and industries. We work with all levels of government, member companies and countless strategic partners and stakeholders to make Chicagoland the best place to live, work, and grow their business.

Your Government Relations Team

Danielle Stanley, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce | Manager, Government Relations

Matt MurphyMac Strategies Group | Stave Government Affairs Consultant

Ryan McLaughlin, Mac Strategies Group | PR and Communications Consultant